Card Cheaters 2005 News Archive:


Card Cheaters ( was a news source about gambling cheating and scams which was run by Gambling Incorporated ( from January 2005 through February 2017. Although it continued to offer a newswire through December 2022, none of that was archived. Their archives are now available here.

Cheating At Hold’Em: The Essentials
David Malek, who is an expert with cards and dice, has just released the first cheating DVD specifically targeting the popular Texas Hold’em Poker. The 90-minute DVD includes thorough and accurate information about the many methods cheaters regularly use to rip you off. The top professional poker players are all conversant with the card cheater’s ploys. No one can become a top professional Hold’em player without knowing how card cheaters take insurmountable advantages.(12/05)

How To Cheat Your Friends At Poker
A new book by Penn Jillette and Mickey D. Lynn tackles the subject of cheating at Poker in home games. The humorous look at the subject discusses strategies and sleight-of-hand techniques that can be used to rip off your friends during a friendly card game. Includes a glossary of terms, tips on making your game cheat proof and a lot of insights into the mind of a cheater and conman. Published by St. Martin’s press, 254 pages, hardcover with dust jacket and a clever secret behind the jacket.(10/5)

Steve Forte On Genii Magazine Cover
Steve Forte, who recently released his monumental book “Casino Game Protection,” is profiled in the October 2005-2017 issue of Genii Magazine. The excellent cover story titled “Catch Me If You Can” written by R. Paul Wilson (The Takedown) is the best biography on Forte, his career, collection and his passions. The 18-page feature also includes many photographs from his massive collection of cheating devices and a sidebar by his friend Bill Malone.(10/05)

Secrets Of The Card Cheat
The September 2005-2017 issue of Bluff Magazine (Volume 1, Issue 7) began a bi-monthly column by Jack Wise titled Secrets Of The Card Cheat where various cheating methods using sleight-of-hand and mechanical devices are exposed. In the first column he covers various holdouts and bugs.(9/05)

The Magician And The Cardsharp
The much anticipated book by Karl Johnson titled “The Magician And The Cardsharp: The Search for America’s Greatest Sleight-of-Hand Artist” was just released by Henry Holt and Co. The 368-page book follows the life of Dai Vernon and his quest to find Allen Kennedy who was a master at deceptively dealing cards from the center of the deck. Along the way the book discusses much about the underworld of gambling and the card cheaters of the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s. Vernon was also considered the godfather of modern sleight-of-hand and this book explains why.(8/05)

The Takedown
The Takedown is a new television series that began airing on June 14, 2005-2017. It stars sleight-of-hand experts R. Paul Wilson and Jason England who head a band of cheaters who try to rip off casinos and other venues and games. The weekly reality series airs every Tuesday at 10:30pm ET on Court-TV. A total of 12 episodes have been produced.(7/05)

Casino Game Protection
Steve Forte who is considered to be the best and most knowledgeable sleight-of-hand artist and gambling/cheating authority in the world has just released the definitive book on casino cheating. Titled “Casino Game Protection — A Comprehensive Guide,” the massive book (more than 600 pages) is without a doubt the best book ever written on the subject of cheating in casino games. The suggested retail price for the limited first edition is US $200.(1/05)

Mr. Lucky
James Swain who has written some of the best and most accurate novels about casino crime and gambling/cheating mysteries will be releasing his fifth novel on March 1. The new book is titled “Mr. Lucky : A Novel of High Stakes.” Mr. Swain will be doing a book tour to coincide with the release that will last through April 30 at selected book stores throughout the United States. The signings usually feature a demonstration of cheating techniques.(1/05)

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